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Feeling Like a Blob of Crap

Sunday Late Afternoon

What a fun and tiring weekend I had! I had high hopes of jumping on here last night to do a little more posting and to hopefully find a blog theme with a little more pizazz than this lovely theme, but when The Prospect asked me to spend Sunday afternoon/evening with him, I was all about the “lazy Sunday with a cute guy” plan.

After a quick butt-kicking strength workout, I showered and guzzled down a strawberry banana protein shake before heading over to The Prospect’s apartment. I honestly could drink one of those bad boys for 2 solid meals a day, it’s just THAT good, and this morning’s shake nearly sent me over the edge. The Prospect doesn’t entirely understand my love for the shake and is convinced I’m head-over-heels with it because it’s nearly identical to a milkshake. What a smart boy. 😉

After our intense protein shake discussion, we got cozy on the couch and cheered on our believed Patriots! One of our biggest issues, or his issue with me, is that I’m anti Tom Brady. As The Prospect puts it, I’m all about Peyton “Big Forehead” Manning, but I was more than happy to drool over adorable little Wes Welker and Stephen Gostkowski.

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Cute.

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And cute.

After watching our boys win, we flipped through the channels and ended up switching back and forth between several movies before I had to head home to get ready for the work week.

Monday

Last night I didn’t get that good of a night’s sleep. I think that because I headed home around 9 last night which is usually when I’m crawling into bed, messed me up a little. I kept waking up throughout the night as well which left me wanting to hit snooze a 2nd time this morning, but I sucked it up and went for my workout.

Which was AMAZING. I was able to cover 4.5 miles, which don’t ask me how, because I’m not even sure how I squeezed that in. Must have been my ridiculously childish and dance crazy playlist I ran to.

I’m sorry, but Bieber, Carly Rae and PSY doesn’t exactly make for an easy run. All I wanted to do was dance while I ran! There were a lot of arm wiggles and fist pumps throughout Gangnam Style. I remember the first time my spin instructor played Gangnam Style in one of our classes was an already awful day for me. I literally pouted throughout the entire song until she started fist-pumping. Those damn fist-pumps are more contagious than yawning!

I also threw in a little core work, and by little, I mean it. I was more interested in laying on the floor after my run than actually working out more, so I stuck to several moves.

• 1 minute plank hold, :30 second side planks
• 50 crunches
• 50 heel touches
• 10 leg circles, counterclockwise and clockwise

Easy peasy with a side of a strawberry banana protein shake.

Today’s lunch was a piece-of-cake meal I’ve been craving for a long time now (read: too lazy to make hard boiled eggs so I never made it).

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Egg & Avocado Open-Faced Sandwich!

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I brought 4 egg whites and half of an avocado to work with me today, and around lunch time, I cut and mixed it together before enjoying on a piece of Ezekiel bread. Since we’re honest with one another, I truthfully tried to fold the bread in half but I ended up with eggs and avocado all over my desk, which is why this sucker turned into an open-faced sandwich.

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I served the sandwich with a side of roasted veggies, which I prepped yesterday morning.

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Into the mix went:

• 1 Summer Squash
• 1 Zucchini
• 2 Roma Tomatoes
• 1 lb. of Baby Carrots

Instead of using olive oil, I heavily sprayed Olive Oil Pam Spray and tossed salt and pepper into the mix before roasting the veggies for 45 minutes at 450 degrees.

These veggies are a favorite for The Prospect and I, and we’ve recently become jealous when one of us makes a batch and doesn’t share. Eventually we will probably stab one another for the last veggie.

My appetite has been off the walls today(and consequently I’ve felt like a blob of crap) so around quarter of 3 I microwaved a Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar in the microwave for 30 seconds before topping it with 3 TBSP of PB2. These bars do a great job of keeping my appetite at bay for hours, and since I have spinning at 5, I needed something filling to keep me in a good mood until 6:30.

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I know it looks like poop on poop, but it tasted like peanut butter on a brownie. If you haven’t tried Quest Bars yet, please do. You’ll love me.

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Men Get Periods Too

I have this constant habit of jinxing myself whenever something good happens. I need to learn to shut my mouth, which is actually pretty hard as a blogger. Ever since New Year’s Day, things have been weird with The Prospect, which won’t make Jen too happy since she’s been loving the dating updates.

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My friend reminded me last night that “men get periods too.” Thanks for that Jeff! I’m hoping that men’s periods don’t last as long as ours do, but let me tell you something, if The Prospect is on his period, then geez, it’s worse than a girls!

Last night was a little tough for me since I had no freakin’ idea what the heck was going on between us, or lack thereof, but I’m glad Betsy and Lisha were able to make me laugh a bit.

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When things are going wrong, I can’t sleep. Instead, I lie in bed and can’t stop thinking. And by thinking, I mean overthinking and overanalyzing. My conclusion is that The Prospect is just being a straight up weirdo. There’s no way someone can just do a complete 360, and I know for sure I did nothing wrong, so I’m just settling on that.

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Since I couldn’t sleep, I decided to start Blog Inc., a book that Ryan and Chelsey gave to me for Christmas. This book is really great and insightful, and I had such a hard time putting it down! I can’t wait to tackle it this evening.

Morning Workout

Since I had trouble falling asleep last night, and didn’t get much of it, I wasn’t too sure how my run would go, but it was better than my runs have been the past several days!

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I finished up my workout with a little core work before enjoying my Strawberry Banana protein shake on the way to work.

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Chugging that baby while I was walking into work in 10 degree weather wasn’t my brightest move, but it was too good to stop for air.

I haven’t had much of an appetite today since, hey, it’s us women who are supposed to be on our periods, not men. 😉

I had an early training session with Heather today and with all the crappy cramps, I thought for sure I was going to curl up in a ball under the Smith Machine, but luckily, her workout made me feel a lot better… cramp wise at least. My legs weren’t loving her though. She almost had me buckle into a sweaty pile while doing step-ups with a barbell.

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The workout flew by, but I was disappointed that I didn’t burn more with it, although after looking back at it, I’m not surprised. This workout will be paired perfectly with a cardio session to burn extra fat and more calories the next time I do it, which honestly, I would prefer to be never.

My appetite finally showed up while I was showering, and I immediately heated up last night’s planned dinner of grilled chicken and roasted veggies.

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Undocumented was the ginormous amount of ketchup that I dunked the chicken and sweet potatoes in. Can I change my blog to Running on Ketchup?

2013 Goals

While I plan to do a post very soon about my goals for 2013, I wanted to quickly discuss my major goal(s) of becoming even healthier this year. This includes shedding fat and toning up, along with eating less processed food and more clean meals, with an emphasis on sitting down for balanced dinners. I’m such a grazer at night and I want to stop this as I believe it’s playing a big role in NOT giving me the results I’ve been working hard at achieving.

With that said, since we have all gained a little over the holidays, I’m excited to announce that I signed up for Erica’s Diet Bet. For $20, you enter a contest with other individuals who are looking to lose weight. The contest runs from January 7th until February 3rd, and if you lose at least 4% of your weight, then you, along with all of the other winners, split the pot of money.

This is the type of accountability I need, and I’m actually motivated to kick butt in this. I look at it this way, if I lose 4% of my weight, I will be 6 pounds lighter and will get my $20 back. I hate to be negative, but I’m sure there will be some individuals who won’t reach their 4% goal, which I hope is NO ONE, but if that happens, you stand to earn even more money. As much as earning more money would be awesome, I’d love it if we all succeeded, didn’t lose a penny, but all lost weight!

So far our game has 30 participants, with the pot at $600. You don’t have to join me in Erica’s game, in fact, you can create your own game with a group of friends or even join a different group’s game, but if you’re looking for accountability and to lose weight with a possibility of earning money, then this is what you need.

I’m so excited for this and already now I’m going to lose that 4%! Here’s to a new year and a new me!

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A Happy Heart

I’ve been a very bad bloggy girl the past few days. With the holidays, Ryan and Chelsey being home, and a new surprise in my life, I took several days to step away from blogging to focus on several more important things in my life.

I’ll work on my Christmas recap post a little later this evening, but I do have a little catching up to do for Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas.

Christmas Eve started with a sweaty and craptastic 3 mile run, and several back exercises on the cable machine. I originally had a workout that I really wanted to do, but the gym was a mad house and too many men were hogging all of the machines I wanted to use, so I stayed in the women’s gym and worked with what I could.

If you remember a previous post, I went out Saturday night and Sunday day with Mark, a new prospect in my life. Since we’re hitting it off ridiculously well, we couldn’t wait until yesterday to see each other, so we decided to spend the free time we had on Christmas Eve together. Since Ryan and Chelsey weren’t arriving into town until 3ish, I knew I had several free hours before our family festivities started. I headed over to Marks around noon and we spent the next 4 ½ hours watching movies and just talking. You can bet I left his apartment with the biggest smile on my face! 🙂

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When I got home, my brother was excited to show off his new toy helicopter that Chelsey’s parents gave to him as part of a Christmas gift. We talked and ate my Mom’s famous pork pie for dinner before we got ready to go out for a drive to look at all of the Christmas lights around town.

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Before we made it into the car, Ryan, my Dad and I had a fun time flying the helicopter in the dark.

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When Chels and I started to get cold, we called everyone into the truck and took off on our annual Christmas light drive, which is my favorite part of Christmas Eve.

After watching several home videos that Chelsey took from her new video camera, we settled by the Christmas tree and fire and watched Christmas Vacation. Before we knew it, 11 o’clock rolled around and we headed up to bed before the big guy came down our chimney.

Day after Christmas

The day after Christmas started with a 4 mile run and a quick squat focused workout on the smith machine, before I hopped on the elliptical for 20 minutes, completed 4 sets of 13 back extensions, and a few shitty core exercises.

I showered and got dolled up before heading over to Mark’s for an all-day date! We lounged on his coach and talked for a bit before brainstorming possible adventure ideas. After looking up flights to Chicago (yes we were that serious), we settled on driving up to Portsmouth for a fun day around the mini city.

We walked around the city for a good 40 minutes, bundled up and close together while we window shopped the open restaurants to find a winner for lunch. We settled on a pizza joint, which I honestly forget the name of. I had no desire to take pictures of any meals over the week with Mark, mainly because I wanted to focus on him and not for blogging material. We both ordered 2 amazing salads that kept us full for a great chunk of the day and afternoon.

We wandered in and out of the tiny souvenir shops, a funky blown glass store, and our favorite, a children’s store full of fun little trinkets. One of our last stops was a store that we were attracted to because of the shirts hanging up in the windows, but to our surprise, we found candy bins out back and went to town filling up a bag of our favorite candies to share on our drive home. After eating our way into a sugar coma, we spent another hour and a half on his couch chatting and watching TV. All in all, I had one of the best days in a long time and am extremely excited to see him tomorrow!

Today

Phew, thank goodness I don’t have too much to recap yet. I woke up to a winter wonderland, as we got hit overnight with a big storm. So far we have roughly 8 inches of snow and expect a good amount more before the day ends.

It was so tough waking up again at 5:30, but I’m very happy to be back into my normal routine. Even though I got little sleep last night, I managed to squeeze in a decent 4 mile run before attacking the snowy unpaved roads.

Morning Workout

• 4 mile run
• 3 sets of 15 stair push-ups
• 50 crunches
• 50 heel touchers
• 1 minute plank hold
• Stretching

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The workout was pretty pathetic in terms of core work, but I’ll be getting my butt kicked this afternoon by my trainer, so it alllll works out!

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My drive into work wasn’t too bad; I managed to stay on the road, and was one of the only brave souls to make the trek into work today. Talk about a total ghost town!

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At least I only have a half day of work today, so I really can’t complain too much! Stay safe out there!

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